Recordings with CME Credits

Currently, there are no sessions with CME credits. Please note that there will be a session, entitled Minimum Competency Recommendations for Programs That Provide Rehabilitation Services for Persons With Disorders of Consciousness: A Position Statement of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, from an article recently published in the June 2020 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, that will be posted on this page after September 16, 2020. For more information on this session, click here.

Recordings Available for Viewing

The Search for Consciousness: Functional Neuroimaging in the Acute Brain Injured State - Adrian Owen
Short Summary:
Within this webinar, Dr. Owen explored the extent to which such methods may also be useful for improving diagnosis and prognosis in the acute phase of brain injury; that is, in the first few days after a serious injury when patients are at their most vulnerable and prognosis is most uncertain. Dr. Owen presented data showing that techniques like fMRI can be used safely and successfully in the intensive care setting, both to detect preserved cognitive capabilities that evade detection using standard clinical approaches, and to predict and measure outcomes in unresponsive, acutely brain-injured patients. These findings have significant ethics and legal discussions (in terms of withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies), and drove efforts to develop interventions to facilitate recovery and quality of life after serious brain injury.Link to recording: click here